Baxter International Foundation: Grants for Science Education

OVERVIEW: The Baxter International Foundation awards science education grants to academic institutions at the K-12 and postsecondary levels.

IP TAKE: This corporate funder supports organizations that can deliver measurable results.

PROFILE: Established in 1982, the Baxter International Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Illinois based company Baxter International, Inc. The foundation aims to “[c]ollaborate with partners around the world to help ensure pope have access to the healthcare they need; to make a positive impact in communities where we live and work; and to develop the next generation of innovators who will lead the way in advancing healthcare.” The foundation’s grantmaking programs include Access to Healthcare, Our Communities, and Fostering Innovation.

Baxter’s Fostering Innovation program is “[d]edicated to supporting education that elevates student interest in math and science” and focuses overall on STEM education in order to “[n]uture the next generation of scientific innovators.”

The foundation awards grants to HCOs through its Contributions Management Program, which supports efforts to improve healthcare delivery, increase access to patient care and foster a better understanding and education of therapeutic and disease states. This program accepts unsolicited requests for funding via its online application system.

Grant amounts vary widely, often ranging from $500 to over $100,000.

The Baxter International Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding or grant applications. The foundation announces grant cycles periodically during the year and publishes those dates on its website.


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